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by Christine A. Mayer,Kevin S. Cummings

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Author: Christine A. Mayer,Kevin S. Cummings
ISBN: 1882932005
ISBN13: 978-1882932009
Language: English
Publisher: Illinois Natural History Survey; 1st Edition. edition (December 1, 1992)
Pages: 194
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This book is intended to help biologists, commercial shellers, amateur naturalists, teachers, and students identify freshwater mussels found in the streams and lakes of the Midwest. It includes 78 species, over half of which are rare, threatened, endangered, or extinct

This book is intended to help biologists, commercial shellers, amateur naturalists, teachers, and students identify freshwater mussels found in the streams and lakes of the Midwest. It includes 78 species, over half of which are rare, threatened, endangered, or extinct. The species are arranged in groups that approximate their systematic relationships; therefore, similar-looking species will often, but not always, be grouped together. An index to both the scientific and common names is given in the back of the book.

This book is intended to help biologists, commercial shellers, amateur naturalists, teachers, and students identify freshwater mussels found in the streams and lakes of the Midwest. The species are arranged in groups that approximate their systematic relationships; therefore, similar-l This book is intended to help biologists, commercial shellers, amateur naturalists, teachers, and students identify freshwater mussels found in the streams and lakes of the Midwest.

Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Kevin S. Cummings's books. Kevin S. Cummings’s Followers (2). Cummings. Cummings’s books. A Survey of the Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the Sangamon River Basin, Illinois: 137 by. Cummings, Robert W. Schanzle. Illinois Natural History Survey Division (Creator).

From "Field Guide to Freshwater Mussels of the Midwest" by Kevin S. . Cummings and Christine A. Mayer, 1992, Illinois Natural History Survey, Manual 5. Used with permission. We qualitatively surveyed freshwater mussels in the Salt River basin, Missouri, during 1977– 86 and 2005– 7. A cumulative sample of 6,234 live individuals representing 31 species was recorded during both periods; six additional species were recorded only as shell material. There were no significant differences in average species richness values, Brillouin’s index values, or relative abundances of the tribes ni-quadrulini between the two surveys.

The guide contains an introduction to mussels (biology and economic importance), a brief summary of the conservation status of mussels, a glossary of terms, and a simple key to freshwater bivalves

The guide contains an introduction to mussels (biology and economic importance), a brief summary of the conservation status of mussels, a glossary of terms, and a simple key to freshwater bivalves.

This article was published in Journal of the North American Benthological Society (1986-2011), which is continued by Freshwater Science (2012-present).

Field Guide to Freshwater Mussels of the Midwest. Cummings, Christine A. Mayer. This article was published in Journal of the North American Benthological Society (1986-2011), which is continued by Freshwater Science (2012-present).

by Kevin S. Illinois Natural History Survey Manual 5. 194p. Recent Mollusca of Arkansas with annotations to systematics and zoogeography. Unpublished report to The Nature Conservancy. Mussel fauna of the Black and Spring Rivers in northeastern Arkansas. Unpublished report prepared for Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District. Illinois Natural History Survey Manual 5, Champaign. Daniel, W. M. & K. Brown, 2013. Multifactorial model of habitat, host fish, and landscape effects on Louisiana freshwater mussels. Proceedings of the First Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Symposium: 261–274. Wehrly, K. J. Wiley & P. W. Seelbach, 2003.

This book is intended to help biologists, commercial shellers, amateur naturalists, teachers, and students identify freshwater mussels found in the streams and lakes of the Midwest. It includes 78 species, over half of which are rare, threatened, endangered, or extinct. The species are arranged in groups that approximate their systematic relationships; therefore, similar-looking species will often, but not always, be grouped together. An index to both the scientific and common names is given in the back of the book.
Comments to eBook Field Guide to Freshwater Mussels of the Midwest (Manual, No. 5)
lets go baby
All in all, it provides all the details a good field guide should, and it's physically high quality (i.e, should hold up to a few minor splashes, which is mandatory in a guide to aquatic species). However, I feel it could be improved considerably with more photos. Mussels can be ridiculously morphologically variable, to where two conspecifics from distant drainages don't look anything like each other. A guide full of descriptions like "shell thin to thick" and "posterior end round to bluntly pointed, becoming truncated in older individuals" should really have more photos to account for all that variation.
Barit
Exactly what I needed
Granirad
No dichotomous key but excellent descriptions and useful color plates. Physically small in size, will fit in a back pocket.
Rocky Basilisk
This Book is for the student of malacology or professional. It has magnificant photos of the representive mussels in the region and the author (Cummings) is the national expert on Unionids. A must get for the professional, Student, or thoes who wish to know more about these Freshwater Friends.
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